Montana Outdoors

October 17, 2013

Fall colors along the river

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:09 pm

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors are beginning to show here now. These are along the river near home. The Larch higher up are just beginning to turn color.

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  1. Lovely, Terry…probably my favorite season with all the richness of earth tones.

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    Comment by seekraz — October 17, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    • It is my wife’s favorite season. It’s one of my four favorites.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

  2. Very pretty. I think you notice those gorgeous fall colours more when they’re intermingled between the deep greens of other trees.

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    Comment by Victoria — October 17, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    • It does produce nice contrasting colors. So far, the Aspens have changed color and much of the lower growing shrub type vegetation. The big Cottonwoods have not changed and the Larch is just starting to turn.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

  3. I hate to see the summer go, but the fall colours take some of the pain away. Beautiful photos!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 17, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    • It was a hard summer here, so very hot. I was not sorry for it to end. This is turning into a terrific autumn now; the Indian summer that I hoped for!

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

  4. Very pretty!

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    Comment by Roberta — October 17, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

  5. What a great joy it is every time to visit Your blog and to find interesting photos! Great photos. This autumn in Finland we have reddish color typical, not always.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 17, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

  6. Stunning colours – I love the second photo especially. I’m looking forward to more autumn colours here in Scotland, too.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 18, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    • Some leaves have turned early, others not yet. I’m looking forward to many more too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

  7. How nice with all the fall colours.

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    Comment by bente haarstad — October 18, 2013 @ 3:52 am

    • It is an enjoyable season! Our temperatures too have been pleasant: cool, but not cold.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  8. I wondered if you had much color there, and it looks like you have plenty. Do you have a lot of deciduous trees or are they mostly evergreens and larches?

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — October 18, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    • The colors are just starting, although some have nearly finished while others are barely starting. We have a few native maples, although they are not widespread and quite small. We have Aspens and Black Cottonwood and I think the Larch is considered deciduous as well. The rest of the color is from bushes and shrubs. We get reds and oranges from hawthorn and chokecherry, elderberry gives us gold and yellow and there are a few sumac around.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

  9. Looks like a pretty place to take a walk/hike – or go fishing 🙂

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    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — October 18, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    • I go down there often because there is always something interesting of pretty there. I have also fished that stretch or river for over 60 years, and we have had many good meals from it.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

  10. Such beautiful colours ! … I would gladely taken a walk along that river … // Maria 🙂

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    Comment by mariayarri — October 18, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    • It is a close place of refuge for me. There are places where i can sit under some big pines where I cannot be seen and just watch whatever wildlife is out and about. It is especially pleasant when it is raining.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

  11. Autumn is making an appearance I see. It’s in different stages here too. Not fully blown yet some leaves already falling. Still my favorite season, hands down. 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 18, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    • It’s certainly a beautiful season! The most colorful one!

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

  12. You know how I keep muttering about mountains? Yesterday I learned there are mountains in southeast Oklahoma and Arkansas. Granted, they’re not the Rockies, but they’re gorgeous – and they have a bit of fall color, too. I’m a little early, but that’s ok. I agree that scenes like the ones you’ve captured here have a real charm. Seeing one or two trees or shrubs, vibrant with color in the midst of the green, can be just as appealing as entire flaming hillsides. Beautiful!

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 18, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    • I have lived in five states, only one of which was east of the Mississippi, but I found wild beauty in each of them each being different from the others. It’s always there if we only go out to see it!

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

  13. Hi Montucky, Pretty views of the reds, oranges, yellows and purples of those shrubs, and smaller trees. Very lovely. I miss seeing the Fall colors in person. Thanks for the virtual views. Have a really fine day and enjoy the scenery!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 18, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    • I would miss the fall colors too. When we lived in the desert of Arizona, we would drive to the mountains to see the color changes. Have a great weekend!

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

  14. You do live in a beautiful place.

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    Comment by roberta — October 18, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

  15. Man, I love your fall colors. We’re still waiting here in Texas!

    Jeff

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    Comment by Jeff Lynch — October 18, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    • We are having rather unusual conditions this year. Some trees have already turned color and lost their leaves while others of the same species have not even changed yet. I don’t know what to make of it.

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

  16. One of your 4 favorites, haha. It’s great that you love the beauty year-round. Looks pretty spectacular there, heading for the big show.

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    Comment by Candace — October 19, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    • Yes, we love the four seasons here, although winter gets a bit long. It is getting colorful now!

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

  17. Oh so beautiful! Fall isn’t in full bloom here, but it has gotten colder this weekend.

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    Comment by Tricia — October 20, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    • We are in a nice Indian Summer right now. Nights around 30 and days in the 50’s. Many trees haven’t turned color yet, but the Larch are starting to get bright.

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

  18. In western New England most of the trees have lost their leaves save oaks and beech. It was a spectacular year for colors; the best in a long time. I’m betting on a snowy winter, but I’ve been wrong about this before. Beautiful, beautiful photographs!

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    Comment by WildBill — October 20, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    • Some trees here have lost their leaves while other os the same species are still green. Most of the Larch are turning colors, right now, but yesterday a wind came up and several showered me with needles already. The Black Cottonwoods are still green. When I get caught up a bit I’ll post some photos from a hike I made yesterday. It wasn’t a nice clear day, but a few of the Larch are bright yellow. I’m hoping for a good snow year here too. Last year was about normal in the high country but very light in the valleys.

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

  19. Beautiful colors. I saw a lot of gold/yellow driving through Colorado recently and not much else.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 21, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    • Yes, I bet the Aspens were in color. They can really brighten up a landscape!

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      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

  20. Beautiful fall colours and superb photography 🙂

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    Comment by Inspired and pretty — October 21, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

  21. Love the touches of fall- looking forward to the glorious pictures to come!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — October 21, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    • I’m posting a few pictures that show some of the Larch in color, but it’s strange this year: some are already shedding their needles while others are just beginning to turn color.

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      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

  22. a breath of fresh air! I’ve missed stopping by to see your gorgeous photos!!

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    Comment by skouba — October 27, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    • Our seasons are changing rapidly here now. Supposed to be snow tonight!

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

  23. we are still in the 80’s for our highs!! 🙂

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    Comment by skouba — October 28, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    • We did have snow up high last night. Tonight low is forecast to be 19. Some contrast!

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2013 @ 8:18 pm


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